Robafen Cough Liquidgels

Name: Robafen Cough Liquidgels

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Robafen Cough Liquidgels (dextromethorphan)?

Do not use dextromethorphan if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist about using this medicine if you have emphysema or chronic bronchitis.

It is not known whether dextromethorphan will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant.

This medication may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Artificially sweetened liquid medicine may contain phenylalanine. Check the medication label if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking Robafen Cough Liquidgels (dextromethorphan)?

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of dextromethorphan.

This medication can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

Avoid taking diet pills, caffeine pills, or other stimulants (such as ADHD medications) without your doctor's advice. Taking a stimulant together with cough medicine can increase your risk of unpleasant side effects.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any cold, allergy, or pain medication. Many medicines available over the counter contain dextromethorphan. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of this type of medication. Check the label to see if a medicine contains a cough suppressant.

Robafen Cough Liquidgels (dextromethorphan) side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using dextromethorphan and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe dizziness, anxiety, restless feeling, or nervousness;

  • confusion, hallucinations; or

  • slow, shallow breathing.

Common side effects may include stomach upset.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Robafen Cough Liquidgels (dextromethorphan)?

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if you are also using any other drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Some medicines can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used together. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can worsen these effects. Ask your doctor before taking dextromethorphan with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.

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